THE STUDIO

a research studio for curating environments into places of contemplation

RESEARCH & MASTERPLANNING

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

INTEGRATED SCULPTURE

  • Researching the place as an evolving reality

  • Utilizing scholarly research methods and naturalistic inquiry for examination

  • Drawing upon specific cultural, historical, and social aspects of place for design elements

  • Informing and inspiring the landscape architecture and scultpure

  • Integrating landscape and sculpture as one holistic design entity

  • Synthesizing, amalgamating, and fusing

  • Curating the landscape to strengthen the message of the sculpture 

  • Actualizing a sculpture that informs the surrounding landscape and environment 

  • Curating places of contemplation

  • Visualizing and realizing sculptural environments to provoke calm

  • Inducing one to slow down and pause through the synthesis of landscape and art

THE ARTIST

Dr. Colin K. Okashimo

As a sculptor, landscape architect, and master planner, Dr. Colin K. Okashimo is sought after by visionary developers. These clients understand the intangible value of curating authentic experiences of calm through the amalgamation of sculpture and designed environments.

 

By guiding his team of professionals, Okashimo creates site specific signature sculptures and environments that are inspired by the research of the place's culture, history, and society. He believes in listening to the quiet nuances of the site through the practice of meditation. This ensures that the spirit of the place is imbued into each curated environment.

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THE CHIANG DAO STUDIO

A practical testing-ground where architecture, interior, landscape, and sculpture are masterplanned as one curated environment. Each discipline is inspired by the same research narratives of slowing down, provoking calm, and cultural sustainability. Visits welcome.

SLOWING DOWN

PROVOKING CALM

CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY

  • Allowing ample time for the development of meaningful and memorable experiences 

  • Curating an environment that instigates a profound sense of stillness 

  • Combining multiple design disciplines to synthesize a cohesive overall vision 

  • Developing and evolving the place as an extension of traditions, habits, and customs

  • Employing cultural capital as a resource for adding value to a place 

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